Master of Public Administration Core Requirements Breakdown
total credits needed to complete the MPA 48 credits

Course No.

Description

Credits

POL 622

Introduction to Graduate Public Administration

3

POL 601

Publi Budgeting and Finance

3

POL 610

Political Analysis

3

POL 647

Personnel Administration

3

POL 606

Seminar in Public Administration

3

POL 646

Public Policy Analysis

3

POL 671

Political Environment of Business

3

POL 651

Productivity Improvement in the Public Sector

3

POL 656

Public Service Internship

6

Totaling 30 credits of core requirements

The next 18 credits or 6 courses are areas in which the student may specialize in with prior approval of the MPA department chair.

Suggested MPA electives:

Course No.

Description

Credits

POL 624

Non-Profit Organizations

3

POL 626

Administrative Law

3

POL 654

Political Ethics

3

POL 655

Total Quality Public Service Management

3

POL 657

Ethical Issues in Government, Nonprofit and Business

3

NOTE: other courses can be substituted for these with prior approval of the MPA director.

Some students may find this excel spreadsheet helpful to keep track of their progress in the MPA program.

Internship Guidelines - Information and requirements for the MPA internship.

University of Miami Graduate School - Application to Candidacy for the Master's Degree (MPA)